Quakers at the Edinburgh Fringe

During the Fringe, the Quaker Meeting House becomes Venue 40. Our venue is in the heart of the historic city centre, and our events run throughout the Fringe. The Quaker Festival Committee and Venue 40 staff endeavour to provide a friendly and welcoming venue for our visiting companies, audiences and tearoom customers.
     We hope you will find a broad and varied programme brought by some popular returning companies as well as by some new and young ones too. They bring you a plethora of issues - historical, political, social, personal - portrayed through drama, music, discussion and graphic art.
     Our values of equality, peace, integrity and simplicity influence our theatre programme selection and the way we run the venue.
     Local Quakers welcome all who join them in their silence-based Meetings for Worship which take place in our top floor meeting room. During the Fringe these are held daily:

  • Monday to Saturday, at 11.00 am. for about 30 minutes;
  • Sundays at 9:30 am for about ¾ hour and at 11 am for about 1 hour.

Apply to be part of our 2019 programme

If you want to apply, or just want more information, please download our venue pack which provides full details, including prices and technical information such as seating and lighting plans for the theatre.

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Click here to download our venue information pack

Click here to download our application form